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Assistant Director, Advisor Training, Development, and Online Resources

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Job

This position carries primary responsibility for the University of Cincinnati’s training & development program for over 130 full-time academic advisors, as well as a greatly extended advising and student success community across three campuses. This includes creation, content development, delivery, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive training and development program that aligns with national standards. In addition, this position leads the development of student and public online advising resources.

This position will work collaboratively as a member of the and Advising and Academic Services (AAS) and Transfer and Transition Advising (TTAC) team to strategically plan and implement advising initiatives that support unit and university goals related to student persistence and retention.

Job Overview

Assist in leading the administrative and operational activities of an advising center or office.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the direction of an advising center or office with primary responsibilities for select day to day operations and administrative management in which decisions and quality of execution have significant impact on internal and external relations.
  • Develop long-range plans and strategies to achieve unit, department, and university goals for areas of responsibility.  Monitor and achieve established goals.
  • Recommend, implement, and interpret internal rules, policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels. Develop and implement responsive service programs.
  • May advise a limited caseload of current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals. 
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the director; consults with director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions. May function as the Director in his/her absence, as required.
  • Assist with administrative leadership of exempt and non-exempt staff. Orient, train, and mentor staff; monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs. 
  • Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments; interpret and disseminate information, provide advice, assist in development of advising materials, deliver presentations, ensure that advising programs and services comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding advising efforts that enrich the student experience. Serve as liaison to the registrar's office, admissions, or other enrollment functions.
  • Maintain and stay abreast of trends in advising, advising technologies, and changes in academic programs and transition requirements. Assist with program recommendation, communication, and technology training / implementation.
  • Serve on various university, division, and departmental committees. Represent the department at various state and national associations. 
  • Facilitate equity and inclusion strategies for the advising unit.
  • May teach one or more college level courses.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Master’s Degree

Required Experience

Three (3) years of academic advising or student success experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $50,000 - $57,000 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

Application Process

This job requires submission of a resume and cover letter (explaining your interest in the position) in order to be considered for this position.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72421 


Assistant Director, Advisor Training, Development, and Online Resources

Date:  Oct 16, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

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